What is the best time to visit Vietnam?

The most popular times to visit Vietnam are spring (February-April) and autumn (September-December) but because of the huge variations in latitude and altitude, there is no one best time to go to Vietnam. It’s a good destination all year

What's the weather like in Vietnam?

Vietnam has an incredibly diverse tropical climate, and temperatures vary from 4°C (39°F) in Sapa in winter to humid 36°C (97°F) days in Saigon in the middle of the dry season. The monsoons bring heavy rain to the south, and a cooler winter to the north depending on when you plan to tour in Vietnam

What festivals are celebrated in Vietnam?

The major festivals celebrated in Vietnam are Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year, February), Reunification Day (30 April), National Day (2 September) and Tet Trung Thu (Mid-Autumn Festival, late September)

What's ATM access like in Vietnam?

ATMs are found widely throughout Vietnam, so withdrawing cash shouldn’t be problematic in most areas. Some smaller villages and rural areas may not have ATM access, so prepare for this before venturing too far from a city or major town

Are credit cards accepted widely in Vietnam?

Major credit cards are widely accepted by large shops, hotels and restaurants in Vietnam. However, they may not be accepted by smaller vendors such as small family restaurants, market stalls or in remote towns and rural areas. Make sure you carry enough cash for purchases, since credit cards aren’t always an option everywhere in Vietnam

What to take on your cycling holiday

On most days your main luggage will be stowed out of reach while we ride, so it is a good idea to bring a day bag or small rucksack to have quick access.

A suggested list will be included in your predeparture information, but here is some of the items that you will find on it:

  • Cycling helmet (mandatory)
  • Cycling gloves
  • Biking glasses
  • Cycling shoes
  • Cycling tops – long or short sleeved depending on climate
  • Padded cycling shorts
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sun cream
  • Camera
  • Spare batteries for camera
  • Toilet kit. Suggestions: toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, moisture lotion, razor and shaving cream, tampons etc.
  • Bike Kit (if bringing your own bike)
  • Pump
  • Allan keys
  • Chain lubricant
  • Inner tubes
  • Tire levers puncture repair kit
  • Tires

Please be aware that if you have a high tech bike – full suspension, disk brakes, hydraulic brakes – we do not carry tools or parts for fixing all of these components, so please bring your own or you might even consider bringing a more basic bike.

HEALTH

Anyone travelling on an adventure holiday should go to see their doctor for a check-up prior to the trip. Some countries will require specific vaccinations and your doctor will have access to the most up to date information about this. It is also a good idea to have a dental check-up before you go, as the facilities in many of the countries to which we travel may not be of the same standard as you are used to

ARE PRICES INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE?

We choose the initial frame size by asking for your height and an inseam measurement that reaches all the way to the floor, then do the final fitting adjustments when we meet you for the trip start

IS AIRFARE INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE?

Airfare is not included. You are responsible for your flights to and from the tour destination

HOW HILLY IS THE TERRAIN?

Some folks want tours with plenty of elevation gain. We guide them towards the Epic series and the Classic Plus tour series. For a lot of us, though, hills can be a concern. Looking at a particular tour and want to know more?  We’re happy to let you know what might happen in the detail intineraries

ARE YOU ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE DIFFERENT DIETARY NEEDS?

Yes! Bicycle Adventures is happy to work with you to meet any dietary needs you may have (vegan, vegetarian, Kosher, food allergies, etc.) Just contact us so we can set up the details properly. We’ll be happy to make sure you are well fed during your trip

DOES BICYCLE ADVENTURES WORK WITH TRAVEL AGENTS?

Yes, Bicycle Adventures’ trips are commissionable. Please call or email us for details.

(+84 349 417 856/ info@mrbikersaigon.com)